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    Quote Originally Posted by evan View Post
    HAHA that reminds me of the time I tried having sex with my ex while we were on LSD. The whole concept of sex was so ridiculous that we couldn't actually go at it without getting into laugh attacks.
    My INTJ and I don't need LSD to get the giggles during sex. Mostly it's a matter of sex between two people, one of whom can''t move her left side coupled (coupling?) with a guy whose legs don't work. The things we get ourselves into--on a twin bed, no less--are...well....

    Oh, but this is about what makes us cry. Let's see: Hallmark commercials, bagpipe music, soppy movies, if they're not blatantly cornyl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Empathy usually triggers crying responses. When it comes to something emotionally affecting me though--say, when someone I knew died, etc... I tend to cry only when I'm by myself. I feel like I must be rigid when around people I know when it comes to situations like that. Not that I'm ashamed of my emotion.. but more that showing emotion during these times will deter people from using me as support.
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    I want to be helpful, not a crying mess in need of comfort when other people need me to be of use. Also, it's somewhat contagious, and if you start, then everybody has license to go a-bawling. I'd MUCH prefer that they didn't.
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    I well up when I feel touched by something....it can be a happy event, or a sad one either happening to someone close to me, or even a movie (or long distance telephone commercial . I don't generally cry for myself, when I feel emotional or physical pain. I think I learned early on not to do that, though I may cry "inside"
    All I know for sure is that I come from a long line of dead people

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    You mean hard core, bawling crying? I usually cry when faced with outrageous fortune... something I never saw coming or that I thought could never happen. It's overwhelming, and I'll get on my hands and knees and shake and squeak and there are so many tears, I need a poncho.

    As for just tearing up... that happens more often than I'd like to admit. There's not rule or reason for it... if I'm moved, I'll tear up.

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    I don't cry because I have no tear ducts.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    I don't cry because I have no tear ducts.
    one can cry without tears, no?
    All I know for sure is that I come from a long line of dead people

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEANO View Post
    one can cry without tears, no?
    No, not outside of movies with bad actors. That's a very strange sight... someone sobbing with dry eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix13 View Post
    No, not outside of movies with bad actors. That's a very strange sight... someone sobbing with dry eyes.

    you can cry on the inside, no?...
    All I know for sure is that I come from a long line of dead people

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEANO View Post
    you can cry on the inside, no?...
    ...metaphorically. Isn't that just called being sad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix13 View Post
    ...metaphorically. Isn't that just called being sad?
    Hmm, not to me. There is a very different emotion behind me being sad, and 'crying' in my heart. Sadness does not resolve into much positive for me. When I 'cry' on the inside, there is a release, or 'cleansing' and I can put whatever has caused the emotion aside and feel ready to go on
    All I know for sure is that I come from a long line of dead people

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